The national security also supports inclusion of any environmental threats such as natural disasters and occurrences resulting in damaging the environment of a state.
If we go down to the memory lane of the Iranian history that is linked with nuclear arsenal, it is indicative that their nuclear program was initiated in the year 1957, when a proposed agreement for cooperation in research for the peaceful use of atomic energy came into being under the guise of Eisenhowers Atoms for Peace program.
Later in the year 1967, an institution known as Tehran Nuclear Research Center (TNRC) was established, run by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). TNRC was comprised of U.S supplied 5 megawatt nuclear research reactor, fueled by highly enriched uranium. In 1968 Iran had signed the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ratified in the year 1970 that makes Irans nuclear program subject to verification of IAEA.
During the era of Shah, plan was approved to construct 23 nuclear power stations with the assistance of USA to be completed by the end of 2000. In March 1974, Shah categorically announced that Petroleum is a precious material to burn. In future, we will be producing, 23,000 megawatts of electricity through utilization of nuclear plants as soon as we can just to save the expensive material.
U.S. and European companies are beating about the bush, to get the job done in Iran. The first plant at Bushehr, was established to provide energy to the city of Shiraz. For this purpose, in the year 1975, a contract worth $4 to $6 billion was signed executed by Siemens AG and AEG respectively to build pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant in 1981.
Further development that took place at a later stage is that Sweden’s 10% share in Eurodif gone to Iran. Cogéma the subsidiary of French government and the Iranian Government had established the Sofidif Company with 60% and 40% shares. In return, the Sofidif acquired a